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Merced parents arrested for abuse after 5-year-old's 'brain bleed,' deputies say
The mother and stepfather of a 5-year-old Merced girl who suffered a head injury have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse, the Merced County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Medical personnel were called to a Merced home on Sunday to aid the 5-year-old, who was found unresponsive, Deputy Daryl
Merced County man dies after head-on collision with big rig
A 54-year-old Delhi man died Tuesday afternoon following a head-on collision with a big rig, according to California Highway Patrol. The man was driving about 1:40 p.m. in a 1998 Dodge Ram westbound on Bradbury Road northwest of Delhi near Youngstown Road, Officer Eric Zuniga said. At the same tim
VIPER successful for Merced arrests, DA says, Here's the next phase
Merced County will look for an agency to help run a half-million dollar program aimed at "at-risk" young people, the second leg of the law enforcement program responsible for 65 gang arrests earlier this year, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. The nearly year-long investigat
League begins for most Stanislaus District football teams. Where will you be Friday?
Here's a look at Week 4 in the Stanislaus District, beginning with a non-conference clash Thursday: Thursday Ceres at Atwater, 7 p.m. Friday Central California Conference El Capitan at Golden Valley, 7 p.m. Pitman vs. Merced, at Joe Debely Stadium, 7 p.m. Turlock vs. Buhach Colony, at Atwater, 7 p.m
Delhi man killed in crash identified
A Delhi man who was killed in a crash on Tuesday has been identified as 53-year-old Russell Robinson, according to the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office. Robinson was in a 1998 Dodge Ram when he crashed head-on with a big rig on Bradbury Road northwest of Delhi. The California Highway Patrol report
Seaside Police Chief to retire in wake of Facebook posts
SEASIDE, Calif. - Seaside Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement after some controversial social media posts may have led the city to place him on administrative leave. In a letter dated Sept. 18 to City Manager Craig Malin, Jackson said he plans to retire, effective October 18. Jackso
TID power, irrigation affected by extreme August heat
The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and irrigation water from the Turlock Irrigation District. Of August's 31 days, 24 broke the previous records for that day's highest tempera
City Attorney Tom Hallinan chairs state commission
Ceres City Attorney and Ceres resident Tom Hallinan has been elected to chair the California Law Revision Commission. Tom Hallinan, the city attorney for the city of Ceres, has been elected chairman of the California Law Revision Commission. Attorney Jane McAllister of Hilmar, has been elected Vic
At least four vehicles in crash on Highway 99 in Atwater
Minor injuries have been reported in a four-vehicle crash this morning on Highway 99 in Atwater, the California Highway Patrol confirmed. Few details were immediately available. At least one southbound traffic lane is closed at this time. Drivers should seek alternative routes. The crash was reporte
Gray instrumental in getting money for affordable housing
After decades of work, years of near-misses and agonizing moments of frustration in finding funding for affordable housing, our state legislators finally came up with a solution. And Merced's Adam Gray was instrumental in getting it passed. Senate Bill 2, the Building Homes and Jobs Act by Sen. Toni
Wayne Eisenhart: Merced can help stamp out domestic violence in our midst
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Merced County. To raise awareness of domestic violence on the community, Valley Crisis Center will have its Eighth Annual Peace For Families marches: Merced: Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m., assembling at Courthouse Park and marching to Applegate Pa
Atwater police arrests eight in theft investigations, police say
Atwater police arrested eight people in possession of stolen property and for other alleged crimes on Monday, officers said. Police went to a residence in the 6900 block of Chestnut Lane in Winton about 9:30 a.m. Monday to follow up on a commercial burglary from Atwater Iron and Metal, police said.
Intersection project extended by a month or more. Businesses say they've been hit hard.
With the closure of a major intersection lasting more than a month longer than originally planned, one business owner said he's filed a claim against the city and another says she's shutting her seasonal business weeks early. The intersection of North Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West H
City gives direction on general plan policy issues
The Ceres City Council was asked last week to provide policy direction arising from the updating of the Ceres General Plan. The city is in the process of updating the plan, which was last crafted in 1997. A draft of the new General Plan is being written and environmental impact studies performed. Th
Unemployment rate drops slightly in Stanislaus County
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department. The unemployment rate in August for Stanislaus County came in at 7.5 percent, below the revised rate of 7.5 percent posted in July. The rate als
What's Growing On: 'Go native' at specialized plant sales
The fall planting season has arrived. September, October and November are ideal months to add new water-thrifty plants to home landscapes. Plants native to central California and to parts of the world with a Mediterranean climate are ideally suited to the hot, arid summers and cool, wet winters we e
Competancy hearing ordered for Machado
David Machado, the accused murderer of Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace. David Machado, the suspected killer of Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Wallace, will be appearing in court to determine if he is now competent enough to stand trial for the charges against him. Machado, 38, of Keyes is
Pit bulls, chihuahuas are county's most over-bred dogs. What's being done about it.
Pit bulls and chihuahuas are the most over-bred dogs in Stanisalus County, accounting for nearly half of the dog population at the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency. To reduce those numbers, the agency has extended and expanded a free spay and neuter program for those two breeds. The program was o
Trump is a limited government leader
After another moderate Republican House Member, U.S. Rep. Dave Trott (R-Michigan), decided not to run for reelection in 2018, a GOP consultant commented, "Trump is not a limited government conservative." Looking at the evidence this could not be further from the truth. You may have a problem with th
Will state exempt Facebook from CEQA?
Jon Fleischman Only the most powerful of special interests are engaged in the high-profile dealmaking of the last days of the legislative session. Well, amongst this exclusive list of the powerful are billionaires, such as the owners of the New York real estate investment firm Millennium Partners,